How Progressive Education and Bad Philosophy Corrupted The People & Undermined The Constitution of The United States

Politicians today don’t even give lip service to the Constitution most of the time. They govern by what seems right to them and their friends.

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By Publius Huldah.

Throughout human history, the prevailing belief system changes from time to time & place to place;  most people unthinkingly absorb whatever happens to be the prevailing dogma of their time & place. Here, I will show the radical differences between the philosophy of our Founding Era and the philosophy of today. And when I have done so, you will understand why our Country is declining and what you can do about it.  In a nutshell, the Enlightenment philosophy of our Founding Era, which was based on Reason and the recognition of the existence of Fixed Principles, was taken away from us; and replaced with the subjective philosophies of Pragmatism & Existentialism, both of which reject Reason and deny the existence of  Objective Truth & Fixed Principles. These are now the prevailing dogma of our Time; and unless we promptly repudiate them, we will fall.

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Muslim Inbreeding May Be Genetic Catastrophe… ⋆ Dc Gazette

A Danish psychologist warns that 1,400 years of inbreeding, marrying first cousins, may be wreaking havoc on Muslim intelligence, health and sanity.

A large part of inbred Muslims are born from parents who are themselves inbred, which increase the risks of negative mental and physical consequences greatly,” says Nicolai Sennels, author of the book Among Criminal Muslims and articles on the psychology of Islam and Muslims, in a Dec. 26 article in 10News.dk.

Combining his own research and several studies, Sennels says the genetic damage of such intermarriage, which is part of Islamic religion and culture since their prophet, Mohammad, allowed it, is causing lower intelligence (IQs), increased physical defects and greater incident of mental illness.

Almost half of Muslims worldwide are estimated to be inbred, with 70 percent of marriages in Pakistan, 67 percent in Saudi Arabia and 80 percent in Nubia in southern Egypt in consanguineous (blood-related) marriages to first cousins, to name just a few of the countries, he cites.

“Several studies show that children of consanguineous marriages have lower intelligence than children of non-related parents, Sennels says. Research shows that the IQ is 10-16 points lower in children born from related parents and that abilities related to social behavior develops slower in inbred babies And children born of cousins are twice as likely as the general population to have mental or physical disabilities, which drain municipal funds, he says.

It probably also explains, at least partly, why two-thirds of all immigrant school children with Arabic backgrounds are illiterate after 10 years in the Danish school system, Sennels says.

Special education costs for slow learners consume a third of the budget of Danish schools, and Muslim immigrants and their children have a very high rate of unemployment because of limited skills, he says.

Sennels draws broader conclusions. The limited ability to understand, appreciate and produce knowledge following a limited IQ is probably also partly the reason why Muslim countries produce 1/10 of the World average when it comes to scientific research, he says.

The lack of interest in science and human development in the Muslim World is also clear in the UN Arab Human Development Reports (AHDR). AHDR concludes that there have been fewer books translated into Arabic in the last thousand years than the amount of books translated within the country of Spain every year.

Although consanguinity is lower among Muslims in non-Muslim countries, BBC research recently aired showed 55 percent of Pakistanis in the United Kingdom are inbred, he says, adding that the Times of India reports British Pakistani children are 13 times more likely than the general population to have genetic recessive disorders.

In the article, which is filled with supporting research citations and was orginally published in EuropeNews, Sennels says perinatal deaths, some of which are due to genetic disorders, and mental illnesses, such as depression, schizophrenia and insanity, are higher among consanguineous Muslim immigrants than the general populations.

A legislative ban on first cousin marriages is a logical and compassionate imperative for both the Muslim world, for EU and our Western national governments, he concludes.

Source: Muslim Inbreeding May Be Genetic Catastrophe… ⋆ Dc Gazette

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GMOs – Suspected culprit in devastating ‘fiber disease’ – NaturalNews.com

Straight out of a sci-fi horror film, a mysterious disease that produces sores, rashes and sharp fibers beneath the skin may be linked with genetically modified organisms. Along with bug-like crawling sensations, Morgellons disease causes other alarming symptoms: extreme chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, short-term memory loss and impaired thought processing; attention deficit, bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Severe depression and a propensity toward suicide are also common.

One of the first documented cases of Morgellons in the U.S. concerned a three-year-old boy who had multicolored, plastic-like fibers emerging from an irritated patch around his mouth. Ms. Leitao, the boy’s mother and also a biologist, was both horrified and confused about the condition. Numerous physicians supplied creams for scabies and eczema, but nothing relieved her son of the relentless itching and discomfort described in three-year-old language as ‘bugs.’ Doctors were at a loss, even recommending “Ms. Leitao would benefit from psychiatric evaluation and support,” according to Dr. Heldrich in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, “Mom fights for answers on what’s wrong with her son.” Dr. Wymore, an assistant professor of pharmacology and physiology at Oklahoma State University, contacted Leitao in an attempt to classify the disease. He found that “fibers from different people looked remarkably similar to each other and yet seem to match no common environmental fibers.”

Morgellons is primarily found in the United States — mainly California, Texas and Florida. All three states just happen to be the predominant U.S. growers of genetically modified Bt cotton. Over 10,000 families who felt they had at least one family member with the disease registered with the Morgellons Research Foundation. 24 percent of registered families were clustered in the San Francisco Bay area.

Perplexing fiber disease – GMO driven?

Dr. Rima Laibow, medical director for the Natural Solutions Foundation, suspects Morgellons is caused by genetically modified organisms. After studying the skin fibers, it was discovered that they contain DNA of both fungus and bacterium used extensively in GMOs. The fibers consist of cellulose and cannot be made nor broken down by the human body. According to Laibow, “…GM technology apparently has, like Professor Frankenstein found, a way to animate the non-living. These fibers twist and twine, grow and divide. In short, living beneath the skin of people, they form parasitic lesions out of what should be non-living material but which, through the horror of genetic modification, has taken on the characteristics of a living thing.”

A letter received by Laibow documented how GM ‘bio-active textiles’ may actually be the cause of Morgellons. A handful of university labs have created textiles with genetically manipulated e-coli bacteria, chemicals, nematodes and proteins infused into their structure. The technology was then sold to textile manufacturers for broad scale applications. The fibers found in the fabric have striking similarities to the fibers found in the skin of individuals suffering from Morgellons. Both are composed of cellulose, have ‘helical coil type tendencies’ (a genetically manipulated trait), autofluoresce (also seen in genetic manipulation) and contain DNA of genetically modified bacteria.

Whether caused by unknown variables, GM food or clothing, Morgellons disease is a devastating modern affliction. Considering the rise of the disease parallels the introduction and infiltration of GMOs into the textile industry along with the food supply, it is not worth the risk to consume or wear anything that is genetically modified.

Sources for this article include:

“Mom fights for answers on what’s wrong with her son” Chico Harlan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 23, 2006. Retrieved on September 25, 2012 from: http://www.post-gazette.com

“GM Files: Horrifying New Disease Contains Identical Material to GM “Food”‘ Rima E. Laibow, MD., Natural Solutions Foundation. Retrieved on September 25, 2012 from: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=599

“GMO Disease Epidemics: (10) Bt-cotton Fiber Disease” Myron (Mike) Stagman, PhD., Portland Independent Media Center. Retrieved on September 25, 2012 from: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/08/344305.shtml

“Morgellons Disease” Oaklahoma State University. Retrieved on September 25, 2012 from: http://www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/morgellons/index.cfm

“Morgellons Disease May Be Linked to Genetically Modified Food” Barbara L. Minton, Natural News, April 13, 2008. Retrieved on September 25, 2012 from: http://www.naturalnews.com/023004.html

“GM Files: Morgellon’s Discussion” Rima E. Laibow, MD., Natural Solutions Foundation. Retrieved on September 25, 2012 from: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=602

“Morgellons disease: Managing a mysterious skin condition” Mayo Clinic. Retrieved on September 25, 2012 from: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/morgellons-disease/sn00043

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Learn the Truths and Myths of Morgellons – NaturalNews.com

The Mystery of Morgellons disease has been debated for years by medical professionals and lay persons who have dedicated their time to studying this cryptic and debilitating condition. Because of significant public pressure, Morgellons disease has gained significant recognition in the last 8 years and has lead to the formation of independent research groups, and the Morgellons Research Foundation. This all began because of one woman’s love for her child, combined with the complete abandonment of the mainstream medical community’s ability to provide any real medical diagnosis or treatment within their known paradigm.

In 2001 Mary Leitao, a biologist and former Medical lab technician, found that her two-year-old son was developing sores under his lips. The child soon complained of bug-crawling sensations under his skin. Hearing this, she examined the wounds on his lips and took samples. She examined the tissue taken from her son under a rudimentary home microscope and found that there were red, blue, white and black fibers imbedded within the taken tissue samples. Being a concerned mother, she proceeded to take her son to the doctor. This lead to multiple tests on the child and eight more doctors that failed to find any diagnosis within the known medical paradigm. Eventually, Leitao took her son to Dr. Fred Heldrich, a Johns Hopkins pediatrician with a reputation for solving mystery cases. The end result was Heldrich’s suggestion that “Leitao would benefit from a psychiatric evaluation and support”.

Out of frustration and feeling abandoned by the mainstream medical society, Leitao began researching any known literature describing her son’s symptoms. During her research she found the work of two men from the 1600`s, Sir Thomas Browne and Dr. Michel Ettmuller. Both men observed, wrote and illustrated what they described as hair-like structures protruding from wounds on the backs of patients combined with convulsions and coughing. They named this condition The Morgellons. Though not a perfect match to what her son was suffering from, it was the closest thing she found in any known medical material. Using Morgellons as a temporary label for her son’s condition, Leitao began to seek out others with like symptoms. She started a website called the Morgellons Research Foundation (MRF) in 2002 (http://www.morgellons.org/index.html). The object of the site is to give people suffering from this strange condition an outlet to be heard and to find emotional and medical support.

Since 2002 the MRF has registered over 14,000 households who suffer from symptoms like Leitao’s son. The foundation has created such a following and has put so much political pressure on government officials that the Center for Disease Control (CDC), with the help of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, has been forced to begin a comprehensive study of self-diagnosed Morgellons sufferers, the majority of which reside in California where the study is being focused.

The biggest question of all about Morgellons is where does it come from? As we move forward in today’s society we are finding that the foods we eat and the air we breathe are becoming more and more dangerous to our health. These factors are being looked at very seriously as contributing factors of Morgellons. Currently there are three main theories that pose a spectrum of possibilities.

The first theory is that Morgellons is caused by genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), and through bug bites from insects that have been modified through their interaction with GMO plant material. This theory is supported by the fact that the use of a genetically modified plant bacteria called Agrobacterium tumefaciens is used to infect and modify the DNA of plants with a pesticide in order to create stronger and more bug-resistant plant crops. In a study from 2001 by Dr. Vitaly Citovsky at the State University of New York Stony Brook, it was found that when introduced to Human DNA, genetically modified material containing this bacterium successfully invaded, modified and corrupted human DNA. Though this was done under laboratory conditions Dr. Citovsky himself stated that it may be prudent to be careful or at least aware that presently, it appears that Agrobacterium is the only example of trans-kingdom DNA transfer.

The second theory is that Morgellons symptoms are caused by the introduction of the controversial chemtrail programs that have appeared across the United States. These vaporous trails, produced in a grid pattern by jet airplanes, have had a lot of media coverage over the last few years, but they have yet to be officially recognized by the United States government except for a bill proposed by representative Dennis Kucinich in 2001 (H.R. 2977). The bill was rejected and quickly rewritten by Kucinich’s office to have no mention of chemtrails at all. Though there have not been any official studies done on the connection of chemtrails to Morgellons, there has been a significant contribution of material from the private scientific community. The current theory is that components of the chemtrails are being inhaled by individuals in affected areas and are interacting with the body in two ways. First is that inhalation of the chemtrail material compromises the person’s immune system. Secondly, by compromising the immune system the person is then open to infection by bacterial, fungal, viral, or even nano-technological components that are in the chemtrail vapors.

The third theory is that Morgellons is an infection of nanotechnology. Several independent studies on Morgellons fibers taken from patients have shown that the fibers consist of both inorganic and unidentifiable materials. One group of fibers was sent to a forensic scientist at the Tulsa Police Crime Lab in Oklahoma for analysis. After analyzing and cross-referencing the morgellons fiber with the FBI`s national database, it was found that it did not match any known fiber within the database. Other studies claim that fibers can withstand temperatures of up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whatever Morgellons disease is, it should be treated with great concern, care and the best professional insight and research possible. For more information on Morgellons please look through the links below.

References:

CDC Morgellons website: http://www.cdc.gov/unexplaineddermopathy/
The Morgellons Research Foundation: http://www.morgellons.org/
Current Wikipedia definition of Morgellons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgellons
Dr. Citovskys Study: http://www.morgellons.org/suny.htm
GMO/Morgellons connection: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/171…
WINR Interview on Morgellons: http://www.worldinternetradio-winr.com/Shows…
A Media Report on Chemtrails: http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g34/thedre…
Chemtrails/ Morgellons: http://www.rense.com/general71/mmor.htm
H.R. 2977: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd…
Tulsa Crime Lab statement as reported by ABC: http://www.morgellons.org/docs/Tulsa_Police_…
A study on a Morgellons fiber: http://www.cherokeechas.com/rSmith02.htm
GMO & Nano Tech resource site: http://nanotransformation.com/
Nano fiber analysis: http://www.carnicom.com/morgobs2.htm

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EPA honors fake employee as an ‘ethical scholar’ | The Daily Caller

At the Environmental Protection Agency, employees don’t necessarily have to exist in order to be recognized for their accomplishments.

“Richard Windsor,” the alias email account used by former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, was honored as a “scholar of ethical behavior” for three years.

Windsor’s achievements don’t stop there. He also completed courses in management of email records, cyber security and what appears to be a counter-terror program to encourage federal employees to report suspicious activity.

National Review reports that the EPA released the certifications in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner.

According to Horner, the EPA most likely issued agency-wide requirements for those maintaining an active email address without “contemplating a false identity or fake employee would be created.”

“I’m unclear how grown men and women could think that it’s acceptable to have a nonexistent employee sign in as the test-taker [or to have an] administrator take required certification training in the name of a false identity,” Horner said.

Last year, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported that Jackson had been using an alias email account under the name Richard Windsor, prompting concerns that she was skirting public disclosure requirements. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) later revealed that Jackson had used her alias account to correspond with environmental groups.

“[The] EPA has shown an absolute disregard for transparency with their email practices, but this one is pretty bizarre,” said Vitter.  “We also know now that Lisa Jackson used the alias ‘Richard Windsor’ to correspond outside of the EPA, including with environmental activists.”

Jackson said she created the alias because of the high volume of emails her public account gets every year. She claims career staffers convinced her to pick an alias name. She combined the name of her dog Ricky and the East Windsor Township in New Jersey to come up up with the alias name.

“Do I regret naming it [that]?” Jackson asked a Princeton University audience. “I wish that I had stuck with my original inclination and just left it ‘admjackson,’ although I’m sure somebody would have decided that that was too obscure as well, but you take that and then you assign a motive to it.”

Source: EPA honors fake employee as an ‘ethical scholar’ | The Daily Caller

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EPA Honors Fake Employee 

Just when you thought the federal government couldn’t get more ridiculous

Richard Windsor may be the most famous Environmental Protection Agency employee. Oddly, he does not exist. “Windsor” is the e-mail alias that Lisa Jackson, former head of the EPA and now an environmental adviser to Apple, used to correspond with environmental activists and senior Obama-administration officials, among others. Windsor, we have learned, was also an employee of significant achievement. Documents released by the agency in response to a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that, for three years, the EPA certified Windsor as a “scholar of ethical behavior.”  The agency also documented the nonexistent Windsor’s completion of training courses in the management of e-mail records, cyber-security awareness, and what appears to be a counter-terror initiative that urges federal employees to report suspicious activity.

The EPA made the certifications public in response to a FOIA request from Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute who was tipped off to Jackson’s use of the Windsor account by agency employees while he was researching his 2012 book, The Liberal War on Transparency. Horner says that the EPA probably issued agency-wide training requirements for anybody who wished to maintain an active e-mail address, “never contemplating a false identity or fake employee would be created.” What appears to have happened, then, is that Jackson signed in, using her alias e-mail, to take the online courses for which the certifications were issued. “I’m unclear how grown men and women could think that it’s acceptable to have a nonexistent employee sign in as the test-taker [or to have an] administrator take required certification training in the name of a false identity,” Horner says.   Windsor’s certificate showing that “he” received training in how to manage e-mail records carries the signature stamp of John Ellis, the agency’s Records Officer, responsible for ensuring it preserves documents that accurately reflect its activities. Attesting to an employee’s training while knowing that the employee did not exist would be a serious infraction. Why Ellis would issue certification in Windsor’s name, if indeed he knew that Jackson and Ellis were the same person, remains a mystery. According to Horner, the alternative — “Tossing attestations that employees completed required training out like Mardi Gras beads” — would not be much better. The EPA did not respond to a request for comment. The correspondence that came from Jackson’s e-mail alias did not indicate that the e-mails came from “Lisa Jackson,” and we don’t know how many people knew that Jackson and Windsor were the same person. Jackson’s use of the alias is the subject of an investigation by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Lawmakers have called her use of the Windsor account “baffling” and expressed concern that responses to records requests will be incomplete because officials are incapable of connecting the alias account to the real individual. If agency employees were confused by Jackson’s use of the Windsor alias, they were not alone. E-mails released in May by the Committee on Environment and Public Works show that the CEO of an environmental marketing and consulting firm believed he was corresponding with Jackson’s assistant, Richard Windsor, when he received

The EPA made the certifications public in response to a FOIA request from Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute who was tipped off to Jackson’s use of the Windsor account by agency employees while he was researching his 2012 book, The Liberal War on Transparency. Horner says that the EPA probably issued agency-wide training requirements for anybody who wished to maintain an active e-mail address, “never contemplating a false identity or fake employee would be created.” What appears to have happened, then, is that Jackson signed in, using her alias e-mail, to take the online courses for which the certifications were issued. “I’m unclear how grown men and women could think that it’s acceptable to have a nonexistent employee sign in as the test-taker [or to have an] administrator take required certification training in the name of a false identity,” Horner says.   Windsor’s certificate showing that “he” received training in how to manage e-mail records carries the signature stamp of John Ellis, the agency’s Records Officer, responsible for ensuring it preserves documents that accurately reflect its activities. Attesting to an employee’s training while knowing that the employee did not exist would be a serious infraction. Why Ellis would issue certification in Windsor’s name, if indeed he knew that Jackson and Ellis were the same person, remains a mystery. According to Horner, the alternative — “Tossing attestations that employees completed required training out like Mardi Gras beads” — would not be much better. The EPA did not respond to a request for comment. The correspondence that came from Jackson’s e-mail alias did not indicate that the e-mails came from “Lisa Jackson,” and we don’t know how many people knew that Jackson and Windsor were the same person. Jackson’s use of the alias is the subject of an investigation by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Lawmakers have called her use of the Windsor account “baffling” and expressed concern that responses to records requests will be incomplete because officials are incapable of connecting the alias account to the real individual. If agency employees were confused by Jackson’s use of the Windsor alias, they were not alone. E-mails released in May by the Committee on Environment and Public Works show that the CEO of an environmental marketing and consulting firm believed he was corresponding with Jackson’s assistant, Richard Windsor, when he received e-mails from the alias account. On March 4, 2010, Michael Martin, the CEO of Effect Partners, wrote Windsor: “Hi Richard, Thanks for your help in getting this information to Lisa this last week . . . If you are still there, could you please call me at [redacted]?” Jackson, using the Windsor e-mail account, replied: “Michael, Robert Goulding will call you tomorrow.”  Martin responded: “Thanks Richard!” Pointing to the correspondence, ranking committee member David Vitter criticized the agency’s “disregard for transparency” and called the exchange “pretty bizarre.” Jackson also used the Windsor alias to correspond with Cass Sunstein, the former head of the Obama administration’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. On February 12, 2009, Sunstein wrote Jackson at the Windsor account: “Any chance for lunch one of these days?” adding, “(PS I have your special email from my friend Lisa H. — hope that’s ok!).” The “special e-mail” to which Sunstein refers is Jackson’s Windsor account. She replied, “Of course it’s OK.” The EPA has said that the practice of assigning a secondary e-mail account to the administrator of the EPA is common, intended to allow the administrator to manage e-mail traffic, because the primary e-mail address is publicly available. In testimony before Congress, however, the EPA said that the private account was used for “internal” agency communication between Jackson, her top deputies, and other administration officials. Her correspondence with individuals outside the federal government, including Martin, indicates that she used the account more widely. Jackson defended her use of the Windsor alias in an April speech at Princeton University. She said the name Richard Windsor was a combination of her dog Ricky and a township in New Jersey, and she rejected allegations that she used the account to shield her work from disclosure laws. “I get very angry at the way politics is done,” she said, telling the crowd that she wanted to use an account under the name “admjackson@epa.gov,” but that career EPA employees advised her against it because it was too easily identifiable. “I wish that I had stuck with my original inclination and just left it ‘admjackson,’ although I’m sure somebody would have decided that that was too obscure as well, but you take that and then you assign a motive to it.” Horner, who has showered the EPA with FOIA requests in an attempt to get to the bottom of the Windsor mystery, does not buy it. He argues that the latest batch of documents suggests the corruption goes beyond Jackson “to the core of the agency” because they illustrate that other agency officials deliberately helped her perpetrate the Windsor “hoax” by “certifying and re-certifying him as sufficiently schooled in ethics and e-mail records management training.” Certainly, the certification that she is trained in the management of e-mail records adds a large dose of irony to the puzzle. — Eliana Johnson is media editor of National Review Online.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/349934/epa-honors-fake-employee-eliana-johnson

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Jonathan Turley: ‘I Don’t Think There’s Much Debate’ That Obama Broke Law | The Daily Caller

[Jonathan Turley is a liberal. But he is honest. Obama’s violations of federal law have been flagrant and cavalier.]

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Monday that he doesn’t believe there’s much debate over whether the White House broke the law by releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional notification — noting that not even the White House is seriously arguing that it is not violating federal law.

Turley spoke with CNN anchor Carol Costello on Monday about the weekend prisoner swap, which saw Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl released from Taliban custody in exchange for five top-ranking Taliban officials held at Gitmo. Republicans in Congress have already accused the White House of ignoring a law requiring a 30-day notification before any prisoners are transferred from the high-security Caribbean prison, and have promised to hold hearings on the issue.

“Did the White House violate federal law?” Costello asked Turley.

“They did,” the professor replied matter-of-factly. “I don’t think that the White House is seriously arguing that they’re not violating federal law. And to make matters worse, this is a long series of violations of federal law that the president’s been accused of. … This is going to add to that pile. I don’t think there’s much debate that they’re in violation of the law.”

Turley explained that President Obama “is essentially arguing the very same principle as George Bush, that when it comes to Gitmo, he has almost absolute power, that it’s his prerogative, his inherent authority, to be able to make these decisions as he sees fit.”

“Well, does it matter?” Costello asked. “Because the administration says that the Department of Defense consulted with the Justice Department, and that was enough. Does that matter?”

“Well, unfortunately, the Justice Department has been involved in many of these controversies, and they tend to support federal power,” Turley replied. “The federal law seems quite clear.”

“And the fact that you have negotiations that have gone on for years really undermines the argument that this was a matter where time was of the essence,” he added, attacking the White House line that Bergdahl’s health was at stake. “Clearly you have committees with classified proceedings, people who have been cleared for this information that could have been consulted. And this really is the reason they enacted the law.”

Source: Jonathan Turley: ‘I Don’t Think There’s Much Debate’ That Obama Broke Law | The Daily Caller

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